Mucormycosis is a sporadic infection. It can result from exposure to mucor mold, commonly found in soil, plants, manure, and decaying fruits and vegetables. The infection can affect the sinuses, the brain, and the lungs.
The condition can be life-threatening in diabetic or severely immunocompromised individuals, such as cancer patients or people with HIV/AIDS.
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Cause Of Mucormycosis
Black fungus is usually triggered by steroids, a life-saving treatment for severe and critically ill Covid-19 patients.
Steroids reduce inflammation in the lungs for Covid-19. Thus, they help stop some of the damage that can happen when the body’s immune system goes into overdrive to fight off coronavirus. But they also reduce immunity and push up blood sugar levels in both people with diabetes and non-diabetic Covid-19 patients.
It’s thought that this drop in immunity could be triggering these cases of mucormycosis.
Signs and Symptoms of Mucormycosis
The sign and symptoms can range from headache, facial pain to a facial deformity. However, a detailed review of all the signs and symptoms is mentioned below.
Headaches can be due to inhalation of fungal molds. The inhaled fungal molds can attack the sinuses and the nasal cavities, resulting in persistent pain and headaches.
2. Vision Impairment
The visual symptoms can range from swelling in one eye, have hazy or poor vision, or develop bloodshot eyes with distorted vision.
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3. Swelling In The Parts Of The Face
Swelling or pain on the cheekbone, one-sided facial pain, or sort of numbness could also be primary markers of the infection right now.
The fungal infection can also affect the skin and can give rise to multiple lesions.
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